By law, planning for any type of emergency situations is compulsory and all organisations are expected to put together an emergency response plan to suit their individual business.
The basic emergency situations include the following:
Areas to inclue in your plan:
exit points for different areas
arrangements for raising alarm
personnel appointed to assume responsibilites during emergencies
procedures for different types of emergencies
when making an emergency plan, all accountable emergencies must be considered, along with taking notice of your neighbouring businesses. If an accident happens, e.g. if chlorine is spilt at a pool centre, then their should be a procedure in place for this accident.
Other areas to be considered:
remote and isolated workers: a group of geologist woring inland Australia would need access to satellite phones and emergencey contact for the Flying Doctor service.
a community nurse: access to a Duress Alarm when working alone.
people with disabilities: special procedures required.
Emergency situations and alarms
If an emergency evacuation was to occur there should be an assemble point where everybody within the premises is to meet.
All staff nominated to be safety officers must be given to undertake training course to have their qualifications remain current relevant to the position being filled. A record of these practices is to be kept to demostrate due diligence and that everything resonably practicable has been done to ensure the safety of everyone on site.
Without looking back at the text try and answer these questions.
Time for a Quiz!
Fill in the blanks.
Areas to address in a plan include:
______ for different types of emergencies
Arrangement for _____ ______
_____ point for different areas
Personnel apooint to assume __________ __________ __________
What must safety officers unerdtake relevant to their position?